An MRI of New York Mets left-hander Jonathon Niese's pitching shoulder has come back "clean," and the southpaw will resume throwing within a couple of days, manager Terry Collins said.
Niese had been sent to the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan on Wednesday after complaining of shoulder discomfort.
Collins indicated the only issue is some "weakness" with the scapula, in the back of the shoulder. Still, Niese will be permitted to resume throwing this weekend. He will not make his first scheduled Grapefruit League start, though, which had been slated for Tuesday against the Houston Astros.